How to Prep Your Car for Winter

November 20th, 2018 by

close up of tire on snowy ground with snow-covered trees in background

Winter is coming to New Haven. Get your vehicle ready with important maintenance, winter car accessories, and more at Acura of Milford–explore our winter weather checklists below to winterize your Acura, and contact us if you have any questions.

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Winter Car Checklist

While regular maintenance is important year-round, scheduling service at your local service center to check for any major problems is essential before the cold weather starts will prevent having a breakdown in the freezing temperatures. You can also do a more basic maintenance check at home:

  • Check your tire pressure and tread depth for optimum traction
  • Inspect windshield wiper fluid levels
  • Check oil levels and oil filter
  • Test battery condition
  • Engine coolant and antifreeze levels

By keeping these things in check, your car will work better when the temperature drops and you can drive safer in the Fairfield snow and ice.

Interior Protection and Supplies

During the winter you’ll want to care for your interior and protect it from slush and salt–Acura accessories like all-weather floor mats and winter car seat covers can make all the difference. Keep your cargo area stocked in case of an incident on the roads with a winter emergency kit including supplies like:

  • Blankets and extra gloves, hats, and coats
  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight with new batteries and waterproof matches
  • First-aid kit
  • Small knife
  • Road flares
  • Energy bars and water
  • Snowbrush and ice scraper
  • Shovel and ice melt

If your car battery dies in a remote parking lot or you end up in an embankment and are stranded waiting for roadside assistance, you’ll want these supplies for roadside safety, and to prevent frostbite and fatigue.

Winterize Your Acura at Acura of Milford

Now that you know how to winterize a car with plenty of supplies and proper maintenance at your  Bridgeport-area service center, you’ll have better peace of mind. Get more car care tips at Acura of Milford, and be sure to check our service coupons before you come in for your next scheduled maintenance.

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